Welcome! So glad you stopped by! Today we're going to talk about an amazing opportunity I have had to check out a new bible release of the Day by Day Chronological Bible in CSB, Christian Standard Bible, format. I also am super excited to announce that Lifeway is allowing me to run a giveaway for one of YOU guys to win this very same copy like I have!!! But we'll get to that SOON!
So, what is a Chronological Bible? Basically, it is a bible that puts the books of the bible and stories that we all know and love in chronological order. You probably know most of the stories and have possibly even read the entire bible. However, this option puts it all in chronological order of how it happened. So you're not going to have your traditional order here. It is going to seem to jump around all while tying the beautiful story of God and His love for you in a timeline.
The bible offers a 52 week reading schedule that takes you through the entire Bible in a year if you follow their schedule. While most chronological versions start on January 1st and end Dec 31st, this bible doesn't have a set date to start. You can start at any point through the year and read on your schedule.
So, what is Christian Standard Bible Version?
This version of the bible was written by 100 scholars from various denominations with the intent to make the bible easily understood. The focus was to draw readers in to a deeper relationship with God while not changing anything about what the original Word says. You can also find out more info on this particular translation by clicking here.
The bible is structured in different acts such as you would have in a play or theater production you're watching. Each act has scenes that goes throughout the story of God. For example, you'll have a week and a day of the week to read a various set of scripture passages, each building on the ones previous to that day's reading.
With this easy to understand translation and reading plan, you can read through the entire bible in 52 weeks. This can help you to stay focused, understand how the Word all ties together, and see the story of creation, God's love and redemption plan all fitting perfectly and seamlessly together.
Last year was the first year that I have ever read through the entire bible, ever. In my life. I read a chronological bible plan on my phone app and it really helped me tie things together. It was honestly eye opening to see how all these stories intertwine together and how the same stories are shared in multiple places in the bible. It helps to remind us that no matter what we're facing, God is always there and works for our good.
I'm super thankful and excited to announce that Lifeway is also offering a giveaway of this same bible to one of my readers! You can enter the contest below and share with all your friends! Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know if you've ever read the bible chronologically before. What were your thoughts if you did?
Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck on the entry form!
**All thoughts and opinions above are mine. I received a free copy of this bible in return for my honest review of the product**